Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. In addition to our Mauritius-based holding company, the Liquid Telecom Group has operating companies across the continent in Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the UK. Liquid Telecom has been named Best African Wholesale Carrier in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.
The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is one of the 21 SETAs with the strategic mandate to anticipate, build and manage the skills development and training needs of the energy and water sector through strategic skills planning within the context of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III).
As a result, EWSETA’s Mission is focused on:
Comprehensive research and a sound understanding of the skills demand and supply dynamisms in our sector,
Coordinating, facilitating, and providing quality assurance for sector relevant skills development programmes for our stakeholders, aligned with stated national skills development priorities, and
- Establishing a sector skills pipeline to contribute positively towards government‘s economic growth policies, employment creation and the reduction of poverty.
The future of South Africa’s developmental state lies in comprehensive skills development, ultimately resulting in an able workforce addressing the drivers of our economy, namely the water and energy sector.
Exxaro Resources Limited is a black-empowered South Africa-based diversified resources groups with interests in the coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous and energy markets situated in South Africa, Europe and the United States of America.
As at the end of 2016, Exxaro was the largest supplier of coal to Eskom and the fourth largest South African coal exporter with current production of almost 40 million tonnes per annum, and is listed on the JSE Limited, where it is a constituent of both the Top 40 and Socially Responsible Investment indices.
Although just 10 years old, Exxaro’s pedigree and skills were built over decades as a company rooted in South Africa and respected by its peers for its innovation, ethics and integrity. Based on a well-executed strategy, solid returns, access to funds and quality resources. Exxaro is a unique listed investment opportunity which foresees development and growth along the energy value chain within the African continent.
ECIC is the official export credit agency (ECA) of South African government. ECIC provides insurance that enables South African exporters to offer their services and products on the international market, with a particular focus on emerging markets that are considered too risky for conventional insurers. Its overarching goal and mandate from the South African government is to make South African exporters attractive to international buyers to attract foreign income, stimulate local economic growth and create local jobs.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a market of choice for local and international investors wanting exposure to the capital markets in South Africa and the African continent. It has operated as a market place for the trading of financial securities for 130 years. In this time, the JSE has evolved from a traditional floor based equities trading market to a modern securities exchange providing fully electronic trading, clearing and settlement in equities, financial and agricultural derivatives and other associated instruments and has extensive surveillance capabilities. It is also a major provider of financial information. In everything it does, the JSE strives to be a responsible corporate citizen, contributing to the growth of not only South Africa’s economy but the vast continent.
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Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading law firms. We advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe.
Our energy experts are internationally recognised as market leaders in the power, nuclear, renewables and oil and gas sectors. Together they provide a broad range of legal expertise required by clients across the globe and through every stage of the energy project life cycle. We advise project sponsors, corporates, lenders and other stakeholders on general corporate and regulatory matters, project development and finance, EPC and O&M agreements, fuel supply and power off-take and dispute resolution relating to power generation.
We have a long-established practice in Africa, where we have acted on countless matters across the continent over the past three decades and more than 200 in the last year alone. We are consistently ranked top for projects and energy work in Africa by industry benchmarks and we have also received the highest rankings in relation to power work.
Our Africa practice achieved a major milestone in late 2015 with the opening of the firm’s Johannesburg office – our first office in Africa. The combined strength of our Johannesburg partners and the firm’s other Africa specialists enables us to provide a true on-the-ground pan-African offering, wherever you are doing business on the continent.
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The Southern African Netherlands Chamber Of Commerce (SANEC) is the key intermediary for doing business in and between the Netherlands and the Southern African region.
SANEC is a key facilitator when it comes to a wide range of professional services that enable members and partners to successfully trade, invest and network.
With offices in The Hague, Johannesburg and Cape Town, SANEC assists with entering new markets, finding reliable partners, expansion as well as several development services. Having close contacts in both the public and private sector within both regions.
Matleng Energy Solutions is an energy and engineering consulting company that strive to solve clients’ energy related challenges through the effective implementation of new and/or existing technologies, from feasibility, planning and design, to construction.
By sharing our knowledge and expertise, Matleng is committed to adding value to clients’ commercial success by providing innovative energy and business solutions. We believe that finding these solutions is the key to unlocking development on the African continent and is accomplished through strategic alliances with influential role players in the industry.
Our field expertise lies in:
Bulk and Internal Electrical Infrastructure Consulting Services
Mega Commercial and Housing Developments
Advisory Services to the Energy Sector
Renewable Energy Solutions
Liquid Fuels and Gas Infrastructure
Programme and Project Management
We are a leading international banking group, with more than 80,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered Bank Johannesburg Branch pursues a focused network strategy offering corporate and commercial clients support in cross-border capital, investment opportunities, assistance with expansion into new markets and facilitation of strategic partnerships. Given Standard Chartered’s unique presence in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the Bank is well-positioned to support Africa’s diverse and lucrative trade and investment corridors.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
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Eskom Rotek Industries is a dynamic business, with operations in every stage of the electricity-generation value chain, which includes (but is not limited to) the following products and services:
- Bulk material services (coal conveyer operations and maintenance, ash and coal handling, and maintenance of bulk water scheme)
- Logistics services (freight transport, warehousing and logistical services, waste management and operations, and ancillary equipment across the country)
- Construction services (civil and electrical construction services for power lines and substations, cabling and mixed civil projects)
- Transformer and switchgear services (offsite refurbishment works, maintenance, and related engineering services)
- Turbo generation services (maintenance and related engineering services on turbines and generators)
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Standard Bank South Africa is the largest operating entity of Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets. Standard Bank Group reported total assets of R1,98 trillion (about USD128 billion) at 31 December 2015, while its market capitalisation was R184 billion (about USD11,8 billion).
In South Africa, Standard Bank provides the full spectrum of financial services. Its Corporate & Investment Banking division serves a wide range of requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services. The Corporate and Investment Banking division delivers this comprehensive range of products and services relating to: investment banking; global markets; and global transactional products and services.
Standard Bank’s corporate & investment banking expertise is focused on industry sectors that are most relevant to emerging markets. It has strong offerings in mining and metals; oil, gas and renewables; power and infrastructure; agribusiness; telecommunications and media; and financial institutions.
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Ivestec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a select client base in three principal markets, the UK and Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia/Australia as well as certain other countries.
Investec and its Power & Infrastructure Finance team have been at the forefront of the infrastructure finance market for over 20 years. The team offers a full range of financial services across a wide range of specialist infrastructure sectors. Our services include advisory, arranging and underwriting finance as well as financial structuring for infrastructure finance transactions. In certain markets and sectors the team are also able to participate in early-stage development as well as providing equity for specific projects.
For more information, visit www.investec.co.za/pif